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Whether you're an employer or just trying to wrangle people on a project, it's tempting to make things as simple as possible. As Netflix CEO Reed Hastings suggests, though, "if you dummy-proof the process, you only get dummies to work there." » 11/21/14 6:00am 11/21/14 6:00am Whether you're an employer or just trying to wrangle people on a project, it's tempting to make things as simple as possible. As Netflix CEO Reed Hastings suggests, though, "if you dummy-proof the process, you only get dummies to work there." » 11/21/14 6:00am 11/21/14 6:00am

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How to Stop Making Excuses and Finally Get Your Finances in Order Once you get used to excusing bad financial behavior, it's incredibly easy to keep doing it. It becomes a cycle, and unless you're willing to step up to the plate to break that cycle, it's going to last forever. "Once you get used to excusing bad financial behavior, it's incredibly easy to keep doing it." The thing that amazed me the most is the reverse of that is also true. Once you break all the bad habits and build up new ones, it suddenly becomes really easy to save money (at least, for me).

Personal information management Personal information management (PIM) refers to the practice and the study of the activities people perform in order to acquire, organize, maintain, retrieve and use personal information items such as documents (paper-based and digital), web pages and email messages for everyday use to complete tasks (work-related or not) and fulfill a person’s various roles (as parent, employee, friend, member of community, etc.). There are six ways in which information can be personal: [1] Owned by "me"About "me"Directed toward "me"Sent/Posted by "me"Experienced by "me"Relevant to "me" One ideal of PIM is that people should always have the right information in the right place, in the right form, and of sufficient completeness and quality to meet their current need. Technologies and tools such as personal information managers help people spend less time with time-consuming and error-prone activities of PIM (such as looking for information). History and background[edit]

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously. Switch hands for knife and fork.Embrace ambiguity. Learn to enjoy things like paradoxes and optical illusions.Learn mind mapping.Block one or more senses. 5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want.

Down The Rabbit Hole We Go! 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world. How to Create (and Stick to) a Realistic Budget with Mint I use it with my BoA account. It's great, and the budgeting system is awesome, especially since I just got out of school and am living on my own with bills/loans to pay. I have two gripes, however: 1.

HOW To Organize Your Files – Mission: Office - Organize With Sandy February 15, 2011 by Sandy I did a post on organizing your files in a general sense. But I wanted to go a little deeper with you. I have had some people ask me specifics on how I set up my files. Honest Movie Titles For This Year's Oscar Nominees Let's, now that we officially know who the nominees are, pretend that we've seen, discussed and formed valid critical opinions on the contenders in this year's Best Film race and laugh knowingly at these reductive remixes of their movie posters - Honest Titles For 2013's Oscar Nominated Movies. It's funny because it's true! See the rest at College Humour.

World Sunlight Map Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery. The Mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Used since the 16th century for navigation, straight lines on this map can be used accurately as compass bearings but the size and shape of continents are distorted.

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